Economic Security

Support and self-sufficiency

Grandparents Raising Grandchildren

Grandparents Raising Grandchildren (GRG) program provides free services to grandparents who reside in the same home as related children in kinship care in Oakland, Livingston, and Macomb Counties. Program includes workshops, support groups, and intergenerational activities.

Additional contact information can be found on our informational flyer
Workshops
GRG offers interactive seminars on a variety of important topics. These topics include: health and wellness, parenting, and legal issues.
Support Groups
In-person and virtual support group meetings let grandparents meet others who are in a similar position and can relate to the ups and downs of their situation.
Intergenerational Activities
Finding common points of interest with your grandchild can be difficult. GRG helps by providing events and activities that grandparents and grandchildren can enjoy together. 
Monthly E-mail Blasts
Registered grandparents will receive monthly e-mail blasts and mailings containing useful resources. 
Want to sign up for the program or learn more information about it?

Eligibility

Must be an Oakland, Livingston or Macomb County resident.
Must reside in the same household as relative children in Kinship Care.

Forms

Complete it online.
Print out, sign and date.
Complete it online.
You need to mail the release form to:
OLHSA
Attn: Lisa Grodsky
Grandparents Raising Grandchildren
PO Box 430598
Pontiac, MI 48343-0598

Or fax it to 248-209-2777

Donations

We appreciate all donations to our older adults programs. Donations allow us to help even more older adults in need. Mail donations by making checks payable to OLHSA, To: OLHSA, Attn: Grandparents Raising Grandchildren, 196 Cesar E. Chavez Avenue, PO Box 430598, Pontiac, MI 48343-0598.

PROGRAMS

Impact 100 Oakland County

Impact 100 Oakland County awarded OLHSA a grant for the Grandparents Raising Grandchildren program in the fall of 2020. The Gigabytes for Grand-families project is helping to provide 20 Oakland County Grandparents Raising Grandchildren with formal kinship caregiver arrangements access technology with a computer, internet service, and training for 24 months. Project participants are learning how to care for and use their devices to increase their individual computer skill level.
Participants are required to complete budgeting classes that focus on saving for future purchases and internet service after the Gigabytes project ends. Many project participants are taking advantage of the Immersive Financial Coaching, another OLHSA pilot project, which satisifies their budgeting classes requirement. Participants also committed themselves to attending a minimum number of virtual meetings that support ways for Kinship Caregivers to thrive.

Helpful Kinship Care Links

Resources for grandparents including information on supporting healthy child development and tools for addressing some of the more common challenging situations when raising young children.

OLHSA respects the privacy of our clients and we do not sell your personal information.

OLHSA, A Community Action Agency, is funded in whole or in part by the Older Americans Act, Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) and Bureau of Aging, Community Living, and Supports (ACLS Bureau) through the Area Agency of Aging 1-B. OLHSA complies with the terms and regulations of the Title V of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 as amended and Section 504 of the Social Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and is an Equal opportunity employer. Reasonable accommodation will be provided upon notification or request. Auxiliary aids and services are available upon request to individuals with disabilities.